#TopTenTuesday Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time. I don’t often read books more than once but here are a few exceptions:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – a Christmas tradition in my house
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – and then watch the film version starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – and then watch the film version starring Orson Welles and Jane Fontaine (again)
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat – and then watch the film version starring the wonderful Jack Hawkins
Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves – a reminder, if ever it were needed, of the horror of war

John Buchan ElsfieldAnd a few that will come as no surprise to regular followers of my blog who know of my admiration for the works of John Buchan. Incidentally this Thursday, the 26th August, is the anniversary of his birth in 1875.

The Thirty-Nine Steps
Mr Standfast
The Island of Sheep
The Power-House
Sick Heart River

Do you read books more than once?

 


17 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

  1. Interesting choices! The only one on your list that is on mine is Rebecca! I actually just got a copy of that last week so I am really looking forward to reading it! x

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  2. I particularly love Jane Eyre and Rebecca and have no idea how many times I have read them. I first read Jane Eyre when I was 15 (over 40 years ago) and still reread the same copy which is a very old hardback which belonged to my Gran.

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